With the addition of Aguas da Prata,
The global campaign, Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready! , launched in 2010 for a period of five years until 2015, is promoted by the
"This growth is due to all sectors, and particularly to the increased prioritization by local governments of disaster risk reduction and resilience building issues,"
Through a programme called "Municipio Verde Azul" (Green Blue Municipality) the state of So Paulo provides financial support, equipment and other benefits to municipalities enrolled in the campaign. Additional support also comes from the city's administrative region of
"The campaign is a great opportunity to change paradigms and contribute to the reorganization of the National System of Protection and Civil Defence. It allows for greater scope and national coordination and strengthens prevention as key to strategic planning in disaster risk reduction," said Mr.
Local governments as well as citizens are instrumental in promoting the campaign,
The worldwide campaign is based on 10 essentials for developing local resilience, which in turn build on the 5 priorities for action of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), adopted by UN Member States for the period 2005-2015.
A post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is expected to be approved at a follow-up conference in
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